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October 2010, the University of Kansas Libraries joined close to 900 institutions from more than 50 countries around the world to celebrate innovations in open information sharing. Held the week of October 18-24, the events at KU highlighted a broad range of open access efforts and issues including publishing, copyright and KU’s new open access policy.

KU Libraries’ Center for Digital Scholarship hosted the series of panels exploring the practical uses and benefits of open access. The panels featured faculty and staff members with firsthand experience working with open access. The collection of materials housed here are organized around each event. Those include:

  • Open Access Journals: What are They and What are They Good for? Monday, October 18 at 2-3 p.m. Panel discussion with Brian Rosenblum, scholarly digital initiatives librarian; Stuart Day, chair of KU's Spanish and Portuguese department; and Marc L. Greenberg, chair of KU's Slavic Languages & Literatures department. See href="http://hdl.handle.net/1808/6863">http://hdl.handle.net/1808/6863
  • Copyright 101 for Authors: Publication Agreements and Open Sharing. Tuesday, October 19 at 10:30-11:30 a.m. Presentation with Town Peterson, Distinguished University professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and senior curator at KU's Biodiversity Institute; Rachel Rolf, KU General Counsel; and Ada Emmett, associate librarian for scholarly communication. See http://hdl.handle.net/1808/6865
  • Encore presentation of Copyright 101 for Authors: Publication Agreements and Open Sharing. Wednesday, October 20 at 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Open Access 101 for Future Scholars/Researchers, an RSVP lunch for graduate students. Video presentations introducing open access concepts and discussion with leading faculty on campus who are advocates for open access, Thursday October 21 at noon-1pm p.m. See http://hdl.handle.net/1808/6864
  • What Can Open Access Do for Me? Personal Perspectives of KU Faculty Thursday, October 21 at 2:30-4:00 p.m. Panel discussion featuring Marc L. Greenberg; Town Peterson; Steve Goddard, professor and curator at the Spencer Museum of Art; and Andrew Torrance, associate professor, KU Law School. See href="http://hdl.handle.net/1808/6875">http://hdl.handle.net/1808/6875
  • How to Be Open: Practical Steps to Sharing Your Research.Friday, October 22 at 10:30-11:30 a.m. Discussion with Marianne Reed, KU Libraries digital information specialist; and Ada Emmett. See href="http://hdl.handle.net/1808/6866">http://hdl.handle.net/1808/6866

All events were held in the Conference Room of the Center for Digital Scholarship, room 455, Watson Library, the University of Kansas.

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